Friday, July 18, 2014

Why I am a Daycare Provider

This is me with 3 of my kiddos at church on Easter

My name is April!  I am a Mom to 4 wonderful kiddos!  I grew up in a family of 5 and I am the oldest.  My Mom did daycare in our home from the time I was about 9 or 10... I think?  I've been around kids for the majority of my life and I love watching them grow and learn.

My two youngest and I
Being that I was the oldest of 5 kids and old enough to help my Mom with her babysitting kids I have a lot of experience caring for and loving kiddos!

I was a working Mom up until Aug. of 2013.  I had thought about doing daycare in my home many times before, but never felt I was in the right position to do so. I was pregnant with my youngest and had been praying about what my future held.  I felt the Lord leading me to take this time to be with my kids and also to give back a service which I knew personally was very important.  

My family Summer 2014
As all parents know it is a very hard thing to leave your child with someone else.  I've had the mornings of saying good bye to a crying little one and having to walk away because I knew they would be OK as soon as I was gone.  I cried on more than one occasion after an experience like that.  I also know that having someone who you trust and knows loves your kiddo makes it so much easier to go to work and focus on what you need to focus on while there.  I felt like it was time for me to give back what I had been so fortunate to be able to find.  Being a Daycare Provider isn't just a job or a way to make money.  It is a way for me to give to others.  I have been blessed in the past to have a special person to care for my kids and now I try my hardest to be that for others.  

All my kiddos July 4th 2014
My hopes with this Blog is to give a place to share the joys and blessings of being a Daycare Provider as well as give a place for parents to see some of what goes on with their little ones during the day.